1959 MGA Twin Cam
Professional ground up restoration, exceptionally well done and no expense spared. Between 1958-60 only 2,111 Twin Cam’s were produced 1,801 which were roadsters makes this a very desirable car (grade “A” collectible). It is in exceptional condition. Please look through the extended photos and video to see the great condition of this car.
Engine & Transmission: The car runs strong and the 4-speed manual transmission shifts smooth. It delivers power whenever you want it. The car has had regular use to avoid long periods of sitting. The underside of the car is extremely nice and dry (see photos). The car is in excellent mechanical condition.
Body: The body panels are all straight. All glass and lenses are in great shape. The paint is very nice. I would grade the paint a 9.5. Very nice rubber.
Interior: The interior is like new. Close detail was put to making the interior new. All doors are excellent, the soft top is great, the headliner on the soft top is great. The dash is very clean and instruments work as they should. The trunk area is extremely nice.
Summary: The car comes from a collector that is keen on making sure his cars are in exceptional working order. The car is a time capsule and a joy to drive. There are extensive receipts to show the great expense put into this car, very well sorted. Perfect for cruising and taking to car shows this blue chip collector car will appreciate as time goes by. A much desired classic.
106 photos to see the car in detail
Engine: Four cylinder, in line, cast iron block, alloy head.
Bore & Stroke: 75.39mm x 88.9mm
Main bearings: 3
Compression Ratio: 9.9:1 initially, then 8.3:1
Valve gear: Twin overhead camshafts with shim adjusted bucket tappets.
Carburation: Twin semi-downdraught 1 3/4” SUs
Power output: 108 bhp @ 6,700 rpm
Maximum Torque: 104 lbft @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission: Four speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and top.
Clutch: Borg and Beck dry plate.
Suspension: Front - independent by coil springs, wishbones and Armstrong lever arm dampers. Rear - Live rear axle, half elliptic leaf springs, Armstrong lever arm dampers.
Steering: Rack and pinion.
Wheels: Duniop pressed steel centre lock disc with 5.90-15.
Brakes: Dunlop disc brakes front and rear 10.75" diameter discs.
Performance: 0-60 mph; 9.1 secs
Maximum speed: 113 mph
Number built: 2,111 between 1958 and 1960